Juwaili: If some parties choose war, then war it is

Juwaili: If some parties choose war, then war it is

August 17, 2021 - 22:01
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The commander of Western Military Zone's Joint Operations Room, major general, Osama Juwaili, said there are signs of war and if any party thinks war is the best choice, "then war it is".

Juwaili rejected in a statement on Tuesday the letter of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to the Presidential Council, Government of National Unity, and the UN Support Mission (UNSMIL), objecting to the demand of freezing military agreements and MoUs that were signed by the previous legitimate Government of National Accord (GNA).

"Agreements with Turkey was requested by the legitimate GNA to help repel the offensive on Tripoli, while Russia and other countries which have troops on the ground in Libya have no legitimate agreements with the government. The JMC has crossed the line of its duties by the letter and by demanding the appointment of a defense minister, which is something only the Presidential Council and Government of National Unity can do." The statement reads.

It also referred to the avoidance of the JMC to talk about the party (Khalifa Haftar) that is publicly rejecting being subordinated to a civilian authority.

The Libyan 5+5 JMC has been criticized after its letter to the Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity as well as the Head of UNSMIL, calling for freezing state military agreements, and dissolving armed brigades in western Libya only, without naming any brigade under the command of Khalifa Haftar's forces.